A dedicated server solution is perfect for complex, high-volume websites that require serious amounts of processing power and storage. Some examples of websites that may require this service could be sites that have been around for a while and generated tons of pages and media, multiplayer video game servers for your own pet project, voice or video chat servers, or any other project requiring peak performance at all moments. In essence, if you need a lot of storage, processing power, and/or bandwidth, you need a dedicated server.
Servers with the Windows operating system installed typically support only Windows or Microsoft-based technologies, including ASP.NET, MSSQL, MS Access, and Visual Basic. Windows is particularly useful for the gaming industry, in addition to other software and hardware compatibility. Windows can run on nearly any processor, while Linux is recommended to run with Intel processors. One thing to keep in mind as you shop for Windows hosting: The operating system chews through a lot of computing resources, so look for plans that don’t cut corners on RAM.
As I reflect on today’s announcement, one can’t help to think about Kubernetes. Last month, I talked about some of the upstream CNCF projects we are involved in. Since then, we’ve continued engaging with the community upstream including the Kubernetes Service Catalog, where Microsoft employees are amongst the top committers, upstream managed/dedicated blob disk contributions and of course the Open Service Broker API. Working with the community and contributing upstream will continue being an important part of our relationship with Red Hat.
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Right off the bat, we should explain the difference between cheap and value hosting. Although we’ll occasionally cover free hosting services, we usually encourage looking past the price tag and examining the bang for your buck. In most cases, spending a few extra dollars unlocks a ton of useful features that will streamline your hosting experience and make a big difference in site performance and visitor experience.
Ample RAM (5GB or more), e-commerce options for selling products, 24/7 customer service, and unlimited monthly data transfers are highly sought-after features, too. Many web hosts cap their dedicated monthly data transfer offerings at 16GB, which is probably fine for most users. Some web hosts offer unlimited monthly data transfers, but they are few and far between, and you need to read the terms of service very carefully to understand just what "unlimited" means to the host in question. In addition, companies that offer dedicated web hosting typically offer daily backups, security options, and malware detection and removal—all very important factors in your website's day-to-day operation.
Repeat after me: There is no such thing as a free dedicated server — not one that can handle all the things that dedicated customers typically need their server to process, anyway. If you fall into one of the free dedicated hosting traps, you’re going to wind up so frustrated by the resource limitations and downtime issues, or your credit card is going to be charged out the you-know-what when the free trial expires in a week. Turn your attention to low-cost, high-quality options instead.
As the premier platform provider for enterprise workloads, Red Hat works side by side with engineers from major hardware vendors and cloud providers to make sure that the operating system takes full advantage of the latest innovations. This leadership with partners, as well as our influence and contributions to upstream communities, allows us to provide a stable, secure, and performance-driven foundation for the applications that run the business of today and tomorrow.
Recognized for the excellent uptime and ability to handle large loads of traffic, you'll also no longer have to contend with noisy neighbors. Noisy neighbors can bog down the server, but with a Dedicated Server, your web application can perform at optimal speeds. Thus, favored by mission-critical businesses, E-Commerce sites and web pages with significant traffic.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 was released this week, on Tuesday, December 6th, and contains a number of updates to the May 2011 release of RHEL 6.1. Functionality enhancements in RHEL 6.2 include optimization in virtualization, resource management, High Availability (HA) configuration, identity management, storage capabilities, and overall server performance.
Lunarpages' new Dual Octa-Core Dedicated Hosting Plan is perfect for the enterprise level customer who needs a higher performing dedicated server. Heavy MySQL/MSSQL users, multi-user systems, and gaming sites are ideal for these high performance dedicated servers, which utilize SSD drives and Octa-Core processors for hard drive reliability, optimum performance, and better disk throughput.
Solid-state drives, or SSDs, are the cherry on top of a powerful hosting sundae. SSDs refer to the type of disk in the server that stores your data. Hard-disk drives, or HDDs, are the traditional option that have been around for 60-some years and feature a spinning platter and a read/write arm that uses magnetism to store the data. SSDs, however, have no moving parts and instead house information in flash microchips. SSDs are much faster, but the newer technology means the drives are more expensive and typically come with smaller capacities. That’s why many web hosting providers include SSDs as a paid upgrade or as part of a more expensive plan.
Migrating your sites with cPanel is fast and easy. Our support articles can easily walk you through a manual process if you prefer to do that yourself. But we also understand that migrating your content between hosts can be stressful for any developer or business. All Dedicated Servers come with FREE Launch Assist, which includes 2-4 hours of time that our System Admins can use to transfer your content.
InMotion's Dedicated Servers are now using Solid State Drives (SSDs), a type of hard drive that uses no mechanical parts and provides substantial performance upgrades from traditional spinning drives. Solid State Drives give you faster read/write speeds, can handle more disk requests and can push through significantly more data than a standard Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
Our network’s lightning-quick, punchy response to almost anywhere is ensured by InterNAP’s Flow Control Platform technology. The InterNAP Flow Control Platform (InterNAP FCP) monitors all of our 10-gigabit carrier connections for latency, jitter, packet loss, BGP blackouts and more, for each destination network. If there is a better path available than the current path, then a route change is made and the better path is used to reach that specific destination network. The selected route used for each communication will be the fastest of any of our direct connectivity to Level 3 Communications, XO Communications, Cogent, American Internet Services and others.